Wisbech Town seek revenge in rearranged Yaxley game

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Wisbech Town FC coach Elio Salerno says the Fenmen owe Yaxley a performance when the two teams clash in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League on Saturday.

The Fenmen should have been playing Boston Town, but will now entertain the Cuckoos in a rearranged Premier Division fixture instead.

Yaxley, who are in 15th position, hammered tenth-spot Wisbech 5-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign and Salerno said: “It’s an important game for us for two reasons.

“Because of the league positions it’s important that we try to take advantage and move further clear of them in the table.

“And after what happened earlier in the season, we need to show Yaxley that we are a better side than what we were at their place.”

On Saturday, Wisbech had a comfortable 3-0 victory at Kirby Muxloe, where the evergreen Scott Johnson, Billy Smith and Michael Frew were all on target in the first half.

Salerno said: “I think it was an intelligant team performance from us.

“We pressed at the right times in the first half, tried to keep the ball and played some good football at times.

“It was an important win for us as we need to improve our league position. We need to build on this by taking the three points into our next game.”

On his goal, which had a huge slice of luck about it, Frew said: “Billy (Smith) has put the ball in and the lad has jumped in front of me.

“I thought he was going to clear it, but it has come off my shoulder hit their lad and deflected into the net, but you take them.

“We changed the way we played a little bit in the second half but we’ve kept a clean sheet, Cousi (Paul Cousins) has come in and made a difference at the back with his experience.”

Wisbech: Butcher; Watson, Johnson, Cousins, Fairweather; Cobb, Millson, Hughes, Smith; Frew, Beaumont. Subs: Whyatt, D. Wilson, Sparrow.